Select NPT events require advance registration. For those that do, you can now register here at our online event pages.

The signature event of the Newburyport Preservation Trust is the week-long Newburyport Preservation Week every spring, featuring illustrated lectures, tours, social events, and the annual preservation awards presentation. In winter, the Newburyport Preservation Trust offers a seminars on topics of preservation interest.

The 2017 Preservation Week theme, "Newburyport in the Historic American Buildings Survey," takes a look back at the federal HABS program that advanced historic preservation in the 1930s. The complete schedule of events listed onn the dedicated Preservation Week page, and your collectible Preservation Week 2017 poster/flyer is available in PDF format here. In conjunction with Preservation Week 2017 is the publication of The HABS and the 'HABs Nots': Documenting Newburyport Architecture in the Historic American Buildings Survey, by R.W. Bacon. This new large-format hard-bound volume presents the crisp analog photos and elegant measured drawings for the surveys conducted in Newburyport in decades gone by, and also takes a look at the future of preservation in the once struggling but now rejuvenated port city. (This book will be available for purchase at Preservation Week events. Online purchase information is forthcoming.)

Upcoming events

    • 19 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 10 Auburn Street, Newburyport, Mass.
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    Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit Newburyport’s landmark old granite jail on Friday, May 19, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

    You'll enter through the Jail Keeper’s House, tour the jail with expert guides, and enjoy refreshments in the Carriage House and courtyard, serenaded by guitarist John Tavano.

    The “Old Gaol” was Newburyport’s jail from 1825-1912. Privately owned since 1923, it is rarely open to visitors. Architect Charles Griffin and his wife Gillian have owned and restored the property since 1987, and both will be on hand to talk to guests about its history. Drawings from the jail’s 1934 Historic American Buildings Survey will be on display along with other history information. Complimentary food, wine, beer, and water will be served.

    Pre-registration and ticket purchase are required. Register via the Events page of NPT’s website, All proceeds benefit the Newburyport Preservation Trust. Tickets are $50 per person for Newburyport Preservation Trust members; $60 per person for non-members.

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